The pedestrian bridge at the UNIZIK Junction in Awka, Anambra State, is currently at risk as a critical drainage running directly under it has been abandoned by the state government.
Fatal accidents had occurred at the spot in recent times.
In April, PREMIUM TIMES reported about one of the accidents that claimed the lives of at least six people.
Also, drivers of commercial tricycles (Keke NAPEP) and motorcycles (Okada) have continued to load passengers by the side of the bridge, weeks after the government ordered them to relocate from the zone.
One of the traffic agents designated to enforce government directive was seen collecting N50 from drivers as a condition for them to load at the dangerous area.
Residents of the area are calling on the government to do something urgently to stop these ugly situations.
Chukwuemerie Uduchukwu, a political science student at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, sent this from Awka
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